State Department auditing Blackwater contract

Back flips anyone? Cartwheels? Maybe, just maybe, sanity is starting to rear its beautiful head?

From Nukes & Spooks:

We were trolling about the other day in the very useful federal contracting database, known as the Federal Procurement Data System.

Lo and behold, we came upon a MOST interesting-looking contract that the State Department signed in March with Alexandria, Virginia-based Cotton & Company LLP, a leading auditing firm.

Turns out, State has asked the firm--and is paying it $264, 554--to audit Blackwater Worldwide's huge contract with State to provide personal protection services to U.S. diplomats in Iraq and elsewhere. Blackwater has earned hundreds of millions of dollars as one of three firms participating in the Worldwide Personal Protection Services contract.

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